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June 8, 1940

Physiological Chemistry: A Text-Book for Students

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By Albert P. Mathews, Ph.D., Andrew Carnegie Professor of Biochemistry, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 1,488 with 113 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(23):2326. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810230056024

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Many physicians learned their biochemistry with the aid of earlier editions. The book has been extensively revised and rearranged. Much of the older material that has been retained has been rewritten. The laboratory section is omitted from the present edition. This book is not a brief manual but rather a collection of essays on the chemistry of the body. Many new items appear in the present edition. There are, for example, brief discussions of the pyranose formula of alpha-dextrose, the newer conceptions of the chemistry of the disaccharides and polysaccharides, and there is an entire chapter on glycolysis presented as only a master could do it. This is followed by a chapter on the carbohydrate metabolism of muscle and other tissues, a discussion of the metabolism of malignant cells and a chapter on the carbohydrates of the nucleus. Reference is made in the latter chapter to the work of Anderson

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